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of that debate wednesday night. >> big. think john kennedy of 1960, think ronald reagan in 1980. it's possibly that big because the president seemed to be on a glide path towards re-election and all of a sudden here comes the raging bull, mitt romney, out of the dark and they run for the safety exits instead of counterpunches and getting him hard. what happened to barack obama? i'm not certain. i don't know. but i know this, if he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor and passive resistance, he's losing. >> you called it one of the worst performances of the time? >> one of the most inept performances by an incumbent president i've ever seen. i'm mystified. we do know these things about barack obama. we know he doesn't like to confront people. we know that -- chris: he doesn't like to fight with hillary clinton. >> he doesn't like to. he's really worried about appearing angry in public and that really isn't his natural demeanor but that was unilateral disarmament and was stunning. when mitt romney gives you an opening to talk about romney's accountant and doesn't say you have a t
'm chris mathews. welcome to the show. with us today, new york magazine's john, trish and kelly and the huffington post's d howard. with just over a month to go for mitt romney, given the polls, the debates may be it. it could change the narrative that has dogged him or cemented. romney has the same urgent must-do list that he at the republican convention. only now could be his last chance. today we're going to look at romney's career, back at his career, at some missteps in past debates and also at some gems from barack obama. first up, first on romney's must-do list, get likable. and avoid this kind of reaction when governor rick perry charged that romney had hired illegal lawn workers. >> i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here. is that i get 60 seconds. and you get -- >> but the american people want the truth. they want -- >> i understand -- >> you say that you knew you had illegals. >> would you please wait? are you just going to keep talking? are you going to let me finish with what i have to say? >> i
from england >> ladies and gentlemen, elton john it's a little bit funny >> reporter: speaking of fledgling performers. >> what is your name? sammy reporter: who can forget andy williams introducing the very young osmonds? not that there wasn't sadness along the way. a friend of senator robert kennedy, williams sang at his funeral after his assassination in 1968. ♪ marching on >> reporter: after 14 years of marriage and shared parenthood with performer claudene longet the couple split in 1975 but williams stood by her a year later when she was tried and convicted of negligent homicide in the shooting death of a new man in her life, a professional skier spider savage. for the past 20 years, andy williams and his second wife debby made their home in branson, missouri where until last fall he performed at the nearby andy williams moon river theater six times a week. >> until next season then, may each day of the year be a good day. good night. >> osgood: andy williams was 84. next, actor and activist ed asner. and later... >> the 74th annual hunger games. >> osgood: a character
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